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Colley Cibber

Colley Cibber was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. His colourful memoir Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber describes his life in a personal, anecdotal and even rambling style. He wrote 25 plays for his own company at Drury Lane, half of which were adapted from various sources, which led Robert Lowe and Alexander Pope, among others, to criticise his "miserable mutilation" of "crucified Molière [and] hapless Shakespeare". He regarded... Read More

Born6 November 1671
Southampton Street, London, England
Died11 December 1757 (aged 86)
Berkeley Square, London, England
OccupationActor, theatre manager, playwright, poet
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